We have noticed that extra domain A containing fibronectin (EDA(+)FN) is closely related to inflammatory diseases and accordingly investigated a selective adsorbent to remove EDA(+)FN, which may increase the severity of the symptoms, from the plasma of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Three types of heparin immobilized cellulose (HC) were prepared and their adsorptive properties were evaluated by batchwise adsorption tests. The results showed that EDA(+)FN was adsorbed more efficiently than total FN on HC. In particular HC in which heparin was immobilized to amino residue had an excellent capacity. The adsorption rates of EDA(+)FN, total FN and antithrombin-III were 89, 15 and 17% respectively. This adsorbent is extremely useful in selectively removing EDA(+)FN from plasma.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Biological Macromolecules|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1998|
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- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Economics and Econometrics